FOUNDATION FOR SAN MATEO COUNTY LIBRARIES

Investing in the future of San Mateo County Libraries

SAN MATEO, CA   |  https://investinsmcl.org

Mission

Foundation for San Mateo County Libraries' mission is to provide annual resources to support San Mateo County Libraries’ goals and system initiatives. San Mateo County Libraries serves the diverse communities of Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Millbrae, North Fair Oaks, Pacifica, Portola Valley, San Carlos, Woodside, and the unincorporated areas of San Mateo County.

Ruling year info

2019

Principal Officer

Raquel Espana

Main address

125 LESSINGIA CT

SAN MATEO, CA 94402 USA

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EIN

83-1472500

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Foundation for San Mateo County Libraries believes that everyone, at every age, should be able to enjoy a high quality equitable experience at the libraries. The libraries host programs to support every stage of life and the newest equipment to feed the next generation of leaders in the community.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

San Mateo County Libraries Youth and Family Services

Youth and Family Services include family workshops, summer learning challenge, winter learning challenge, early literacy programs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Lifelong Learning includes supporting Makerspaces, adult education (literacy, community learning), adult programs(author talks, community conversatons) and more.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors

Community engagement includes outreach and mobile services like our bookmobile, outreach events and upcoming makermobile (2021) and playmobile (2022)

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Foundation is creating a legacy for the communities by enhancing the work of the libraries. The current focus of the Foundation is Youth and Family Services, Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning.

The Foundation is raising awareness of the libraries and fundraising on behalf of the library system. Raising Awareness will allow more and more of the community to come and find out what the libraries have to offer and understand that it is all free. Fundraising will be focused on the strategic initiatives of the libraries at any given time.

The Foundation has a robust team of Board members and volunteers with a dedicated Executive Director that allows for the capacity to strive for these goals.

The Foundation has been able to succeed in recruiting board members to start this endeavor. The Foundation has also secured two grants over $50,000 to support the work of the libraries. In the FY 19-20 fiscal year, the Foundation launched with a event to share with the public that the Foundation is now the fundraising arm of the San Mateo County Libraries.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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FOUNDATION FOR SAN MATEO COUNTY LIBRARIES

Board of directors
as of 11/16/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jarrett Jessup

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/27/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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